Clearwater, FL (PressExposure) July 02, 2009 -- Foundation for a Drug Free World (www.drugfreeworld.org) commemorated June 26th, the United Nationâs âInternational Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Traffickingâ (http://www.unodc.org) by delivering a drug lecture to over 50 students at a community center in St. Petersburg. The foundation continued their efforts over the weekend distributing 6,500 booklets through out the Tampa Bay including Ybor City, Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg and Sarasota.
Young volunteers from the Foundation for a Drug Free World stepped up their activities bringing home their anti-drug message in the wake of the untimely death of entertainment icon, Michael Jackson, which is surrounded by allegations of drug overdose and interactions filling the news.
The Foundation for a Drug Free World makes its âTruth About Drugsâ series of booklets available to non-profit organizations free of charge. âWhen people have the facts, they canât be fooled or lied to, and they will make positive decisions for their lives,â said Antonella Antonecchia, Social Reform Director for the Church of Scientology of Tampa, which uses the Foundationâs materials in their community drug awareness programs. âThe âTruth About Drugsâ booklets makes it easy for anyone to be smart about drugs.â
Each year, the United Nations commemorates June 26 as âInternational day against Drug Abuse and illicit Traffickingâ and encourages anti-drug organizations and activists around the world to mark the day with activities that raise awareness of the major problem illicit drugs are to society.
The Foundation for a Drug Free World is a secular organization with a cross- section of volunteers and board members ranging from young people to old and from diverse religions including Christian, Muslim, the Jewish faith and the Church of Scientology.
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World has distributed over 100 thousand booklets in the Tampa Bay area and 22 million worldwide in its effort to address the drug problem. Drugs destroy millions of lives every year. According to the Foundation, the most disturbing aspect of this problem is the damage drug abuse does to young people and the threat this represents to the future of the United States. For more information log on to http://www.drugfreeworld.org.